Hope you're enjoying your weekend. I love making Christmas cards and sending them to my family. Today, I'm sharing one of those card along with another tutorial. This tutorial is for making those lovely seasonal Poinsettia flowers that you see everywhere around Christmas time. You can make them any color you like, but I like to keep mine with the all classic white. Hope you like my card and this fun Poinsettia flower tutorial.
- 90lb Watercolor Paper
- Flower Punch
- Heat Gun
|Cut out some leaf punch. I'm using Sizzix Leaves die (3 small leaves, 3 medium leaves, and 5 of the big leaves). |
Note: if you use the Sizzix leaves die, you will need to place a thin piece of metal or chipboard over the scored center of the leaves to prevent it from cutting through the leaves.
|Wet each leaves. I've added a tint of pink Rit die to my water for a hint of color on my flower.|
|Next, twist each leaf and let aside to dry.|
|After drying, carefully unfold the leaf and you will get a nice texture.|
|Add some hot glue to your work matte and start layering the 5 big leaves to form the flower shape.|
|Next, add the 3 medium leaves with more hot glue to hold them in place.|
|Then add the last of the 3 smaller leaves with hot glue. I like to place the leaves off center to the other layers for a fuller look.|
|Now you can add any center piece of your liking. I'm adding 3 small pearls and securing it with hot glue.|
|This step is optional. Mix glitter and snow mix together. Add white glue to the edges of your flower and sprinkle the mixture on top. Tap off the extra mixture and let it dry.|
|And here are the completed flowers.|
|It will look so festive on your holiday craft.|
Thanks for reading and have fun making them!